Bruce Springsteen Shares What Song Changed His Life
via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Youtube
Last December 2020, Bruce Springsteen appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk about his then-upcoming album, as well as the stories of his life. The clip can be seen below.
Surrounded by Christmas decorations and a holiday spirit, “the boss” talked about his humble beginnings, being a performing teenager in the streets of New Jersey, as well as the songs he liked playing then.
“The only thing I remember the most is I got up and I sang ‘Twist and Shout,’” he told Fallon. “And I’ve been singing it ever since.”
Asked if what’s the first song that the boss has ever learned to play on the instrument, Springsteen’s answer was quite unexpected. “That was the first rock song,” Springsteen clarified, before proceeding to reply to the next. “The first song I ever learned was a song called ‘Greensleeves.’”
He continued: “It was a folk song, and the first thing I had was a big book of American folk music,” he continued. “And so, I learned that first because it only had two chords, and eventually I made my way to the third chord, which allowed you to play ‘Twist and Shout.’”
Then Fallon proceeded to question the musician if he was ever interested in recording a Christmas album. He replied: “The thing is you only really want to do it around Christmastime, but you don’t want to do it then either because it’s around Christmastime, you don’t feel like working. And Christmastime goes away, then you got to do it in the summertime when you just don’t feel like it, so we haven’t gotten around to it.” But the possibility of doing one is still there.
Watch the interview here.